- Boa Vista Island
Boa Vista is a perfect location for all water sports including sailing, diving, surfing, fishing, and kayaking. It also possesses perhaps the finest beach in Cape Verde, Curralinho.
Most of the 5,000 population live in Sal Rei to the north with the rest of Island consisting of tiny hamlets and secluded coves.
Similar to Santiago, the Island offers a distinct West African feel with traditional music and festivals commonplace throughout.
The climate of the Island is heavily influenced by the hot dry winds from the Sahara – accordingly the island offers all year round sunshine peaking at 28°C (83°F) in the summer months.
The island is also renowned for marine turtles – it is home to some of the most important feeding and nesting sites in the world.
Boa Vista is circa 15 minutes from Sal International Airport by air taxi.
A ferry terminal is also located in Sal Rei.